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Steve Murphy

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Steve Murphy
Minnesota State Senate District 28
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Fuels Technician
Steve Murphy (b. September 9, 1957) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing the 28th District from 1992 to 2011. Murphy was most recently re-elected in November of 2006, with his term expiring in 2010.

Murphy did not seek re-election in 2010.[1]

Murphy attended Eastern Illinois, Red Wing Technical College, and Southeast Minnesota Technical College. Murphy works as a fuels technician when the Senate is not in session.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Murphy was a member of these committees:



Murphy chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 7, 2006, Murphy won re-election to the 28th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Steve Drazkowski (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 28 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Steve Murphy (DFL) 17,511 54.26%
Steve Drazkowski (R) 14,627 45.33%
Steve Wilson (Write-In) 68 0.21%
Write-In 64 0.20%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Murphy collected $62,423 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
28th Senate District DFL $5,000
Senate District 28 DFL $1,000
Minneapolis Fire Department Relief Association $1,000
Midwest Values PAC $500
Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association $500


Murphy has been active in sponsoring medical marijuana legislation in Minnesota. This may lead to a Medical Marijuana Amendment appearing on the November 2010 ballot in the state.[5]

District 28

Murphy represented Minnesota Senate District 28. District 28 includes the LaCrescent-Winona region near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border[6].


Steve is married to Brea Murphy. They have two children and reside in Red Wing, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 28
Succeeded by
John Howe (R)